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With The Introduction Of New Oil-Only Cannabis Bill, Could Costa Rica Finally Be On Its Way To Legalization?

Progress has most certainly been made with regard to cannabis regulation in Costa Rica — however, to say the pace of change has been slow is something of an understatement. The Costa Rican government, considered a representative democratic republic, is set up in very similar ways to the United States government, with established executive, legislative […]

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Hemp, Hemp, Hooray: EPA Lays The Foundation For Hempcrete Research

Now that hemp is legal nationwide, the Environmental Protection Agency is beginning to explore its many uses. The agency recently announced that it will be funding research to look into sustainable ways of making concrete out of hemp. This material, commonly known as hempcrete, is much safer for the environment, and considering how much concrete […]

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Examining The Environmental Impact Of Cannabis Prohibition

There are some who might blame many of society’s ills on the longtime prohibition of cannabis. Conversely, however, could the burgeoning cannabis industry itself play a role in the pollution peak we have reached? As our water, air and land continues to be polluted, the industry born of a grassroots search for freedom needs to […]

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Bipartisan Coalition Pushing For Federal Cannabis Reform

What has been speculated on for weeks in the nation’s capital has now become a reality. On April 4, a bipartisan coalition of 13 Democrats and 13 Republicans reintroduced bill HR 6043 in the US House of Representatives. Known as the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES) Act, this bill would alter the […]

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Better Living Through Alchemy: Costa Rica’s First Cannabis Co-Op Paves The Way For Safe Access

Here in the Central American nation of Costa Rica, establishing regulatory laws allowing for the cultivation and distribution of cannabis to medical patients has proven to be a long, drawn-out process. Legislators have been debating the terms of regulatory legislation since 2014. In fact, more than 300 discussions have been filed in the legislative assembly […]

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